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"outfront" tonight. and speaker of the house john boehner put obama care on the table. he says if we're serious about getting our financial house in order, obama care has to go. is he crazy? or crazy like a fox? let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, cease-fire. 142 people were killed in gaz why and five in israel, egypt helped negotiate a temporary truce which took effect at 9:00 at night in tel aviv. it was met with gunfire in the streets of gaza city. it is fragile. israeli defense forces say there are five rockets launched from gaza since the cease-fire went into effect. and prime minister benjamin netanyahu's statement was cautious. he said he was willing to give the egyptian cease-fire a chance before there is a need to use greater force. not exactly a ringing endorsement. here's the key thing, while the united states got involved with a visit from hillary clinton this deal was not brokered by the usa. >> this is a critical moment for the region. egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long ma
the upcoming fiscal cliff. president obama met with the heads of both the house and the senate before the thanksgiving recess. and the group called for a second meeting this week. a senate democratic aide said talks though in the last week have not been very productive. the fact that this second meeting has not been scheduled yet could be a sign that congress is not making as much progress as it had hoped. we are hearing some republican lawmakers saying they are willing to break with grover norquist's pledge to never raise tax revenue. but they're still talking more about capping deductions and closing loopholes rather than raising actual tax rates. in order to reach a compromise, republicans will need to agree to some form of increased tax revenue and to convince them to do that, the democrats will likely have to accept some deep cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. there are just 35 days left until the end of the year but top lawmakers say they are still confident they can reach a compromise. democ
for october 10th house oversight committee tried to link the entire muslim video. october 16th obama called any suggestion he administration played politics offensive. october 26 fox news reported the annex was denied help on the same day paul abroad will give a speech suggesting the reason for the attack in benghazi there were a number of militia members prisoner and held at the annex several days. also reporters of the 26 at the consulate and more sensitive documents the fbi chose to leave there or missed altogether. general petraeus them paula bravo were interviewed as second time acknowledging bear a fair. the week of october 31st petraeus took classified trip to conduct his own review of the attack. on the first of november it released its timeline of events. remember another time lines were provided by the administration broke the incidentally the justice department informed the director of national intelligence they were investigating general petraeus then the white house is notified about the affair. november 8, the next day he meets the president and asks to resign. the pentagon re
dow jones industrial today losing seven points, s&p, nasdaq up fractionally. president obama returned to the white house after a three day trip to -- through southeast asia with stops in cambodia, thailand, and burma. the president takes part in a yearly presidential tradition. the parting of the national thanksgiving turkey in the rose garden. the prime minister of israel reiterating tonight that the cease-fire deal has been reached he told reporters that israel will take whatever action is necessary to fend its people but stated a diplomatic resolution would be preferred. joining as fox is national-security analyst, former ambassador to the united nations. let me turn to you first. is it your sense that a deal has been reached between hamas and israel? >> because israel has accomplished the objectives, take out the missiles in gaza. we think this iall about israel and ham and gaza. it's about israel having the ability six months down the road said, if it feels it needs to, take a prmptive strike against the iran nuclear strike and not have fox business retaliate directlyagainst isra
the reasons why it's fragile. the white house incredibly cautious right now as they sort of monitor the situation in the middle east. president obama spent part of yesterday reaching out to leaders in the region, including president mohamed morsi. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, thanked morsi for his efforts to help broker the cease-fire. speaking to the israeli prime minister, president obama reaffirmed the united states and said it would use the moment to help israel strengthen security needs especially dealing with the issue of arms and weapons being smuggled into gaza. president obama in talking to president morsi, again, thanked him for his role and talked about the need to try to create and achieve a broader security situation in the region. president obama certainly spent a fair amount of his day yesterday dealing with this. the white house saying that secretary of state hillary clinton did play a pivotal role. one of the key things that they are pointing to that has come out of all of the talks and negotiations, alex, there's a question mark surrounding the egypti
. republicans want mitt romney to now fade away. president obama has invited romney over the white house. that hasn't happened yet. republican don't want him at the white house. i do think now we're going go back to the pundits and they're shifti shifting. >> when you have bobby jindal saying i don't think they are the way to win, the whole argument they want treats like animals they want treats, that's what laura ingram said. >> this is interesting. i would not argue with you. >> i'm sorry. that was ann coulter. >> let's quote her accurately. i would not argue with you that many republicans would want to kind of whitewash or erase mitt romney from the election and pren frooend he didn't happen. what's interesting to me is do you think they're dying to get an interview with mitt romney and get his take going forward or is he just considered because he lost, we kind of brand people a loser even though, you know, it was a relatively close election. >> listen. before election day people were talking about who we should be looking for in 2016. yeah, absolutely. >> maybe that had something to
look at stories we'll follow throughout the day on nbc. it is that time again. in a white house thanksgiving tradition, president obama will spare the lives of two lucky turkeys, the pair, gobbler and cobbler has been living it up at the w hotel in d. v. before the special ceremony in the rose garden. >>> celebrities an local leaders will gather to feed some 3500 homeless at the mission in los angeles. >>> in new york today workers will begin inflating the famed balloons ahead of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the latest developments on msnbc. tonight be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. finally, here is a look at what's coming up later on the "today" show. find out the latest details on the crisis of the middle east as secretary clinton tries to broker a truce. >>> a week of thanksgiving concerts wraps up with pit bull live on the plaza. now keep it on this chnel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," your first stop of the day today on your nbc stat
next labor day. >>> 7:48. well, president obama is back at the white house this morning following his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. here's some video. the president returning to joint base andrews in maryland around midnight last night. the white house says the president's trip was successful in that it showed that asia is strategically important to the united states, especially as a trading partner. and the white house says the president's visit too myanmar and cam -- visits to myanmar and cambodia demonstrate how the democracy influences other countries. >>> well, ben bernanke is pushing both the obama administration and congress to reach a deal on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts in that so-called fiscal cliff. bernanke says without a new deal, the fiscal cliff could trigger a recession next year. the congress has to act by january 1st m order to avoid the -- in order to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >>> san francisco's board of supervisors has approved an ordinance they say will better track the bedbug problem. thesupporters of the ordinance say
and crossing about that speech. raising eyebrows. the senior white house advisor repeated president obama opposition to extend the tax cut and those earning more than 250,000 a year. openness to lower what the wealthy pay. that would produce lower rate for the wealthiest. carefully address the chief driver of the deficit, medicare and medicaid. that is from buzzfeed. >> a less sincere sentence never been uttered. there is a big constituency for raising taxes on the rich. maybe there shouldn't be. there is. there is no con stitch swin to cut medicare. i don't think they have the intention of doing that. ever growing percentage of the population has no sensebe of what the government cost because they don't pay in the system. a benefit of going over -- >> huge discount from what they are getting back. >> the other person takes three times to out of medicaid what he pays in. the other person has no idea the case. pay cash. >> everybody says they want smaller government. but the minute i say to you, tucker, what about the deduction for the charitable giving this time of year? not mine. don't d
with the president. despite signs that negotations between the gop and president obama may be faltering, the white house spokesman is putting out an optimistic tone. "i would point to comments by members of both parties that demonstrate, i think, significant movement toward compromise that, as i have seen and as you and others i'm sure have reported on, demonstrate a change in tone." the president and republicans have just 33 days to avoid another recession. at the end of the year, tax breaks expire and drastic spending cuts are due to take effect. bracing for those higher tax rates possibly coming next year, some corporations are handing out 2012 dividend payments that are looking more like christmas presents. walmart and dillard's are among several companies paying dividends in december instead of in early 2013. currently taxed at 15%, that rate, under automatic fiscal cliff increases, could more than double. many investors believe that no matter how the fiscal cliff situation is resolved, dividend tax rates will likely increase in 2013. jamie dimon is getting public praise from billionaire warr
. the reestablishment of the white house initiative by president obama was another accomplishment. president obama's cabinets has dr. steven chu. the very first asian-american -- as ambassador to the republic of china. we have a lot of accomplishments. it was not that accident, my friends. everyone of you know that you work hard. all these things are done on purpose. i want to let you know that we also can boast twice as many asian-americans on federal benches. those of us to understand the impact of the supreme court and what it can do or on june, we know that having asian-americans on the federal bench is a line up for appointments to the supreme court. thank you very much for this opportunity. i want to say that silicon valley is the birthplace of high-tech. silicon valley is the birthplace of norm. five minutes? thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, congressmen. we would have extended the five minutes if we got a karaoke's song. >> this event would have not been possible by the financial contributions of our sponsors. we want to thank chevron corp., wells fargo, mcdonald's, academy of
's but college liberals don't have a chance now that they have obama in the white house. it is a drag now going from college campuses there discourage. they don't know their slogan get romney in there and the approach testers will comeback. [laughter] with liberal health as well as affirmative action and clarence thomas has a beautiful quote on affirmative-action quote team frederick douglass. he was talking to a group of the abolitionist you always wonder what you will do with us. you're doing a bus has caused enough. leave it -- the busload to stand on our own 2 feet. please. >> all of the doing, they were higher not in tow the one requirement was removed removed, say the to fail families but to write as they come out of their role south they're doing better points great society kicked him. but they feel good about themselves and pushed on the other related costs and is called the. >> do not love liberals give away with this in a more. [applause] >> i am glad we made the choice to come. i am very, very concerned about the integrity and honesty i don't want to find out that somebody one becaus
to send to william daley, who was then chief of staff to president obama at the white house. and this is from the e-mail. either e-mail or call and you can with suggestions woolard wrote. the e-mail stated the white house needs to focus on finalizing the loan guarantee for what would be the largest solar project in the world. bracer's energy was conditionally approved more than a year ago and is in the final stages of being completed. we need a commitment from the white house for a long closure between allenby india d. by march 18, end quote. a house energy and commerce subcommittee meeting last may, chairman jim jordan said to woolard, quote, you're asking the guy in charge of making final decisions to proofread an e-mail that your chairman is going to send to the white house chief of staff nec there is no political involvement? while in another coincidence or not, the loan received final approval in may 2011 a month after silver reviewed proofreading requests, which he repeated as the e-mails can be seen from his personal accounts, personal e-mail account, not department o
during the obama campaign, i was on an e-mail list. bill woods in these notes housing barack obama is a bigger china basher than mitt romney. mitt romney is not a real genuine chinese basher but we are. no one is talking but china now but it was a real red meat issue during the debate. does everyone remember talking about china? it's disappeared. as you raised it and i want to come back to something that michel's initiative and to think about the harvard business school, was it hard talk about china? we're talking 1 billion people coming online. we were at a dinner the other night with the bono which was the opening performer for us the night before, the ceo of the bankamerica and we got a discussion about china. and bono said, if we're not careful china will annex the continent of africa. that there's so much deep investment, they have so much concern, so much strategic interests across the way, and america is largely absent. which brings back these questions, we get this stuff right, is this directed just at making us feel good, or do you gain ground in a competitive environment
that going with the obama plan was an interesting tactic. you must let the congressman a great deal because, as you know, the white house has seized upon that. they're going to continue the assault. the fact of the matter is, we are now moving ahead. in this discussion if you don't acknowledge that the speaker said revenue, i eat tax hikes are on the table, and i don't care whether you call them loopholes, tax expenditures, you name it. it means, as you know better than nearly anyone, higher taxes . >> okay. two things. one, i was asked today in an interview, politico, what about kohl's proposal? it was introduced to me for the first time. i said to my it sounds like an interesting tactic. awesome the normally want a tax increase. on masterwork. evidently later today the speaker made it very clear that there will be no more freelancing on this. and so i think we will see that again. i was not endorsing it. what do you think of something about which you don't know anything, that's interesting. so, no, that is not -- lou: that was an ambassador rice moment, was it not? >> well, yes me what i
. i'm an optimist. >> brown: hopeful signs emanated from the white house and the capitol today, about getting a deal before the new year brings automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. president obama offered his optimism at an event with middle-class americans who'd be hit by any tax increase. >> i'm glad to see-- if you've been reading the papers lately-- - that more and more republicans in congress seem to be agreeing with this idea that we should have a balanced approach. so if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. >> brown: one such lawmaker is republican house member tom cole of oklahoma. the journal "politico" reported he's urging colleagues to extend middle class tax cuts but allow tax rates for top earners to rise for now. that's what the president wants, but republican leaders have called for raising revenues by closing loopholes and capping deductions. and this morning, house speaker john boehner said he'd reinforced that position to congressman cole. >> you're not going to grow the economy if you rais
. president obama invited middle-class americans to the white house to showcase those would be most affected a certain tax cuts are not extended. peter barnes live at the white house. >> 85 middle-class taxpayers joining the president at this event part of a pr push to drive them to extend tax cuts for middle-class taxpayers let them expire for wealthier taxpayers. take a listen. >> optimistically i don't think we will get it done tomorrow. but if everybody here goes out of their way to make their voices heard and spread the word to your friends and families and coworkers and neighbors, i am thoughtfudoubtful that we will t done. >> the president meeting with 14 ceos, second such meeting in the last two weeks including the ceos of yahoo, merck, coca-cola and at&t. and lloyd glenn fine, the ceo of goldman sachs said i believe tax increases are appropriate but only if they're joined by serious cuts and discretionary spending and entitlements. lori: what a coup incideets. melissa: better cut spending. thank you. ceos taking the white house by storm. struggling to get the fiscal cliff deal done.
developing countries are where the growth are, a lot of risk. mr. obama in the white house, a lot of risk. businesses have to proceed cautiously which means there won't be a lot of job creation. melissa: thank you for coming on. >> happy thanksgiving. although fighting higher taxes, right? so why haven't we heard more from them as we're about to be taxed to death. a top tea party activist when we come up. and one jewelry dealer has come up with a very interesting thanksgiving promotion. who will fill you in on all the details. piles of money coming up. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung functi
house, give democrats, obama reelected and the senate with the democrat majority but enough republican votes to filibuster. what happened was we got the status quo. now, what status quo? obama sometimes talks status quo he got was in 2008 status quo. in 2008 obama won by seven points against a war hero, and he got 256 democrats led by nancy pelosi in the senate, and 59 and and 60 democrats led by come in the house, 59-60 democrats in the senate. super majorities in both houses. looking ahead from the 2008 election, i and others saw a likely the republicans would lose another three to four senate seats when you look at 2010. there was no democrat we thought was vulnerable. and through her for of ours you thought my neck and back. so the democrats were looking at 60 seats for some time. but then you had 2010. the republicans took the house with a reagan republican majority, not just a republican majority. which is not something much more than gingrich had. and strengthened in the senate, enough to filibuster on anything you wanted to. and you have a weakened president because people just
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's a meeting loosely scheduled in the white house against top democrats and republicans in congress with president obama. dagen? dagen: thank you so much, happy thanksgiving, my man. down in washington, d.c., but here in studio with my, monica crowely, author of "what the bleep just happened?" how do they have influence over the white house and represent in terms of the private job market a tiny sliver of employees in the country? >> it really is incredible. we've seen a hemorrhaging away from the many, many past decades. you're right to say their influence is a lot. it's disproportional to the membership. it's less about the union members and those running those union,s union heads. it should be no surprise here. i mean, barack obama's sympathies lie with the unions and their interests. that's always been the case from the time he was a community organizer straight through to the president of the united states. dagen: fixing entitlements is unavoidable. we're three years from the trust fund going bust. do you think this -- they will influence the president right now? >> remember, d
with the president this week. >> athena jones, thank you, at the white house. >>> and president obama went christmas shopping today. the president and his daughters shopped at an independent store in virginia. the obamas are participating in the third annual event, the white house bought 15 books. >>> and cyber deals, no longer just for monday. they participated in the deals before black friday. cyber monday is still a key part of the holiday shopping season. spending on cyber monday may reach $1.5 billion this year. so how do you get the best on-line deals if cyber monday is starting earlier? cnn's laurie segall has more. >> reporter: like black friday, or now black thursday, it starts earlier. o on-line deals are available every friday or monday on >> it is so much easier to go on line than it is to go out to the stores. >> reporter: ahead of the holiday season, the social network got into the game, launching facebook gifts. this seems like it is actually taking a big step into e-commerce, right? >> well, we think of gifting as special, so we give it special take place. >> reporter: it
when they do go to the white house that obama and boehner have a good framework agreed to. and then there is a -- two weeks of negotiations. and then there will be a week between obama and boehner where they hammer up. and then a week where they take it back to the house representatives man by man and get the votes. as you saw in the movie lincoln it is a painful process. >> sounds like do you think we will watch it being made? we will have the headlines every single day. they talked about the first bill failed and then we got the tarp two weeks later. >> thanks for stopping by. larry mcdonald. let's head back to head quarters. >>> big earnings after the close. fourth quarter 64 cents a share. in terms of guidance the company said to expect 62 to 67 cents. that includes 6 cents of intangibles. they are looking for a total net sales growth of 14% to 18% year over year. gmcr reiterated its 2013 outlook. the streets definitely liked these numbers up 23%. >> green mountain. the options market was pricing it at plus or minus 20% move essentially. >> this is i guess, the quarter
will make poultry safer to eat. >>> president obama continued a white house tradition, pardoning two turkeys who might otherwise have been on the dinner table this evening. in a rose garden ceremony, president obama absolved the turkeys, named cobbler and gobbler. and the president told them they would have a good life. >> from here, these two lucky birds will be swept up in a whirlwind of fame and fortune that will ultimately lead them to mount vernon, where they will spend their twilight years in the storied home of george washington. >> and in washington, where everything is highly -- >>> the secretary of the interior came out from washington today for a visit. and a decision is expected soon on whether to preserve a unique marine wilderness or dozens of jobs. >> reporter: clear, cold water, and thousands of oysters. >> there's no chemical use whatsoever. it's truly the best example we have anywhere of sustainable food production. >> reporter: this is drakes bay oyster company. and today, for the first time, he hosted the secretary of the interior, ken salazar. >> but i chose to come here
's about muhammad morsi. critics call morsi egypt's new dictator. this is something the white house is watching closely. >> the obama administration finds itself in an uncomfortable position. it's praised as a peace keeper, a man who's drawn violent protests at home. >>> reporter: the crowd accuses muhammad morsi, the first freely elected president, of making himself a pharoah. tens of thousands of activists poured in to the square, the same place where it toppled his predecessor. this time they want morsi to go. more than half the voters elected him president five months ago. he says the president is setting himself up as a god. morsi decreed that any decisions or laws he makes cannot be appealed, stopped, or overturned until a new constitution is approved next spring. he said his ruling will route out evils who are blocking democratic reform. morsi said it doesn't worry me that i have opponents. i have reserved all rights for my brothers in the opposition so they can even hold a revolution if they must. protesters did ransack and torch the muslim brotherhood officer that supports
look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day on nbc. president obama welcomes mexico's president elect to the house today. the leaders will discuss a secure 21st century border and ways to strengthen both country's economies. >>> after black friday, small business saturday and cyber monday, organizers are hoping the first annual giving tuesday will become a new holiday tradition. the campaign encourages folks to donate time and/or money and then share the good deed on social media. >>> and veteran nbc newsman tom brokaw will be honored with the annual ken burns lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the arts through history related projects. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. in a "today" exclusive business tycoon warren buffett is live with his take on the state of the economy, the fiscal cliff, and taxing the ri
have lost. barack obama may have won the white house, but e republicans do have the house of representatives. the american public is saying that we should stick to the principal principle message that we have said. washington is running way too much money. there may be differences in want of other issues, t on this one, most americans agree that there's too much waste and fraud and abuse and let's eliminate that. cheryl: where do they fit nto this scenario? fatcat ceos, those from honeywell, allstate, do you think that that is going to be a sitive conversation? will congressional leaders listen? >> i would think that they have been listening to the ceos all along. and even lookng at wall street and main street and they all say the same thing. we want certainty out of washington. we haven't gotten it from is administration, whether it is dodd-frank and all the mess that the excessive spending. so i think that wall street and main street will say the same thing. stoppending soso much, put your fiscal hou in order. >> let me ask you about warren buffett. warren buffett saying
into -- and fire. nobody wants to -- >> reporter: nobody, including president obama, who arivalled back at the white house this morning after a trip to asia. a trip secretary of state hillary clinton cut short to help negotiate a truce in the middle east. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of the israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: clinton met with palestinian president mahmoud abbas this morning. her last stop will be cairo. because the u.s. has no diplomatic relationship with hamas they are relying on egyptian president mohamed morsi to broker a deal. a test that could impact our relationship with egypt. >> he either decides he's going to try to control hamas or he's not. if he doesn't, well, then, we can pull the plug on assistant. >> reporter: at least 100 palestinians and 5 israelis killed as a result of this rocket fire. both sides ready for a truce. in washington, i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> new this morning, an oakland man found dead after an hour long search and rescue effort.
and staffers at the white house. president tweeted this foet tote of the obama family. everybody looking a little younger there with a message saying, from this family to yours, happy thanksgiving. he then called ten service members in afghanistan and thanked them for their sacrifice. president also met with oregon state university basketball team. the head coach, of course, is michelle obama's brother, craig robinson. >> and this morning first lady michelle obama will weome the white house christmas tree. this is a look at last year's tree. this year's 19 foot frasier fir will arrive from ashe county, north carolina. it will be displayed in the blue room. >> thanksgiving not just for the earthwound. the three-man crew above the international 135is station celebrated with a big feast including smoked turkey. thermostabilized yams, yum. that sounds good, doesn't it? and russian mashed potatoes. that's a nod to the two russian crewmen on the station. they also had corn and cranberry apple dessert. astronauts have been giving thanks at zero gravity since 2000. >> feeling lucky this holiday
is called showdown the inside story hal obama's fought back. is the showdown referring to any specific incident or politics in general? >> both. it is behind the scenes account what happened in the white house after the 2010 election. when the republicans and tea party knocked barack obama for a loop taking control of the house. the tax cut deal, fights over the budget, the debt ceiling, deficit reduction, egypt, libya, and how obama's made the decision and took the actions he to go up but to explain how this is done to set up the 2012 campaign. he had a theory he could make the 2012 race a choice between different approaches to government and everything he did he tried to temper temper -- to other at to a choice. we did not know how things would end up on 2012 but i looked at his governing and elected strategy and it culminated. this is the back story of what happened in the presidential campaign. >> host: david corn. showdown is his most recent book that the national press club >> host: professor, we are here to talk about your book indispensable. i want to say this is a delightful b
behind obama's plan. prez also met privately today today with small business owners. the white house hopes to convince republicans to tax increase for the wealthy and extend tax cuts for middle class. they're meeting is scheduled for the first week in december. >> the fiscal cliff loomed large on wall street. the stocks delined a mist concerns. dough fell 89 point. retailers boasting record sales for sign or monday. a survey shows online sales rhodes 30%. compared to same lime last year. that make it is the biggest online shopping day ever. researchers sate number of people shopping with their smart phones jumped more than 70%. >> a new program is giving potential home inners neither bay area some home. officials in oakland this morning to announce city lift fm. offers down payment assistance. the program a joint effort betweenwells for a foe and the unity council to revitalize neighborhoods. >>> a great holiday season experience 250 families are going tote to get a $20,000 down paint towards stabilizing many of the neighborhoods in oaklandened surrounding cities. >>> city lift fm ap
, let's talk about 2014. those decisions are being made now whether obama for america gets housed at the dnc -- >> could it be a separate organization? >> or it could be a separate organization. i think that coming out of the 2008 election organizing for america, which was really -- >> but you housed it in the dnc. >> right. those decisions are being made now. but i will say that 2012 is a little bit different than 2008. the american people nope the preside president. they know they've elected him once. they elected him again because they want to get a series of things done. the president ran on an agenda so there's a lot we need to get accomplished. ofa, obama for america, those millions who helped get the president elected, they want to get that agenda done. so i think you'll see a pretty mobilized group of people across this country who have a real stake in the outcome of what happens in washington. >> you tried to tap into that. when you were at the white house, you trade to tap into this core group of people that is different, the obama coalition, it is sort of i think we're
in washington. the president's fiscal cliff campaign. live pictures of the white house are president obama will meet today with 15 small business owners. the first of a series of meetings this week as the administration puts the pressure on congress to make a deal. the "washington post" reporting the talks are accelerating between president obama and top congressional leaders, including john boehner who was on the phone with the president over the weekend. the white house's pr campaign is being buoyed along by warren buffett who is voicing support for tax hikes for americans just like him. >> i think it would have a great effect in terms of the morale of the middle class who have seen themselves paying high payroll taxes, income taxes and then watched guys like me end up paying a rate that's below that, you know, paid by the people in my office. >> joining me now is wisconsin's republican senator ron johnson. senator, it's great to have you with us this morning. and as we talk about what's taking place in washington, d.c. right now, the million dollar question is all concerns around senato
. >> thank you. >> we're following developing news out of the white house where president obama is expected to host mexico's president-elect within the next hour. issues like trade, border security and immigration are scheduled to come up. it's skijed for a quick meeting. one expert says from the mexican side there's a real desire to rebalance the relationship. there's a perception and feeling that the security issues became the exiclusive focus. they want to make sure the economy and global aspects of the relations aren't lost. let me bring in chief washington correspondent, john harwood. a 15-minute meeting does that equate to a photo op perhaps? >> sure, it's a photo op. obviously, relation with mexico are extremely he important. the united states is the largest trading partner of mexico. we've seen that immigrants from mexico played a critical role in american elections, and it's a good time to broaden that dialogue to economic issues. you know, the issues of immigration have faded somewhat because the rate of immigration has slowed because our economy has slowed. the drug violence and
doctor. >> president obama winning another four years in the white house, delivering his victory speech on election night and thanking his family and his supporters. according to the pew research center he could have also thanked the media for his win. the people of pew found media coverage of president obama was more positive at 29% during the last week of campaigning before election day. coverage of mitt romney on the other hand, mostly negative, 33% that same week. so, should this be a big thank you to the media for his reelection? >> no, i mean, i think he would have lost the election because of their get out the vote things as well. >> you're talking about romney. >> that's right, but if you look at the media's coverage and the pew people have said that they thought it was that reporters were paying attention to the polls. well, you know what? reporters unless they're reporting on a poll should not be paying attention to polls he when they write their story and be aware of any unconscious bias. >> jon: somehow, i suspect, jim, you're not surprised by the numbers from pew. >> no i'm
. but in this business of what would have happened if obama had lost the popular vote and still won the white house, i think you would have had a very different reaction from obama, and i think that in the year 2000 if al gore had been able -- if the shoe had been on the other foot and gore had become president while bush got the popular vote, he would have responded differently, he would have acknowledged that, and he would have wanted to do something about it. that has to change at some point, and it's going to have to change after -- probably after both sides' objections are gored. >> you think we're going to get a change in our constitution to make it a popular vote? >> you don't need it to be the constitution. there's the national popular vote initiative that would do it through the states. >> yeah. >> you can do it without changing the constitution and see how you like it. >> interesting. the states could just simply decide to go by the popular vote of the country. anyway, the chorus of republicans predicting a romney win was loud. michael barone predicted romney would win. peggy noonan said all
. get it? christmas tree. let them sell it. >> dana: the white house over the weekend, the obama accepted the christmas tree when it arrived and being put up in the blue room today. >> eric: christmas tree? >> dana: it is. >> eric: hold on. hold on. let's use your example of taking federal, state -- the white house is built with our money. >> bob: i have no problem -- >> eric: should obama call at it holiday tree? >> bob: i have no problem with doing things like a christmas tree in the white house or naytivety scene. no problem. i just said in this one case it's different. >> brian: as a group, as "the five," i'm not a member. >> bob: you are. >> brian: i'm filling in for greg. i would say we should ban together and promise never to attend a western piedmont game, scrimmage or the -- >> bob: i got to give up my season tickets. >> brian: the fact is the students want to not do it. let's not go there. >> kimberly: bob, another one for you. >> brian: make the sacrifice. stand for something. >> kimberly: go to rhode island now. another hot story that people are talking about, because
in running for the seat. >>> this morning's "washington post" says private talks between president obama and top republicans including house speaker john boehner are accelerating. but the white house must contend with members of his own party who are pushing back against proposals that significantly reshape entitlement programs like medicare and social security. white house press secretary jay carney said yesterday the president is open to compromise and should republicans make a realistic proposal on taxes, they will meet them halfway. >> math tells us that you can't get the kind of balanced approach that you need without having rates be part of the equation. we haven't seen a proposal that achieves that, a realistic proposal, that achieves that. the reality is, closing loopholes and ending deductions as an alternative to raising rates on the top earners, top 2%, those making over $250,000, sounds good, but you have to look at the actual contents of those proposals. >>> and a new poll shows the majority of americans do want compromise in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. 67% say a deal s
: i am surprised that obama let new the white house, you are a -- is your restaurant on the endangered list because it is all bad stuff, live if. >> no, a lot of people love your products. neil: i think that president speaks a few, don't think that michelle does. >> we think that first lady has a very good initiative but we have a simple philosophy. neil: are trying to be nice, i think they scare. >> you i'm not sure, we've had a lot of up flew owns the white house they consult with us, only thing i would like too cam plain about we would like to be consulted on fiscal cliff. neil: a lot of ceos have been splitting with us on this show, just make a deal, but others say, you know, neil, do not make a stupid dial, do not make it tax hikes, that means, credit rating agencies come and lower your credit rating anyway because have you not addressed spending do you worry about that? >> i do, and i worry about fact we're in a industry, that is both franchise and food industry, fan of choice franchise industry has 9 million jobs, and restaurant industry has 13 million. that is the second bigges
for white house, president obama pardoned two turkeys today. >> one was the winner of a facebook campaign. >> i want to thank everyone who par tis pailted. the only cobbler will come with a side of ice cream. >> i believe cobbler voted for himself a number of times. the other, named gobbler was also spared. the tradition started with president kennedy in 1963. i don't know if there is a brother named grobbler. >> and not looking too comfortable. >> yes. exactly. >> let's get another check on the forecast now. >> okay. tomorrow approaches we've got i'm proving weather conditions looking towards east southeast to see clouds traveling away Ñ pushing inland and making room for sunny skies as we can see right now, skies mainly sunny. we have a few clouds around. tomorrow, thanksgiving day, nation wide looks like a storm free day. a storm near fargo but that is it. it's going to be a lovely day for traveling. here we're looking at sunny skies and mild to warm conditions and here in the bay area we'll have sunny skies here on thanksgiving day.tkb( high temperatures in mid-60s around skbait inl
forward at this point in time. but the one thing that is giving i think the white house some optimism, this administration and some democrats on the hill, president obama did win this election. he does feel as though he has leverage. he ran on a platform of increasing taxes for wealthier americans. and on top of that there's a lot of pressure to get something done. because if lawmakers and the president can't come to a deal, if we get deep into 2013, econo into a recession. you could see the unemployment rate go back up to 9%. i think there's a lot of pressure to get something done and all of the parties involved are hoping they will be able to by the january 1st deadline. >> kristen wker from the white house. thank you so much. appreciate that. >> thanks, craig. >> joined now byb. stoddard and bob franken. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having us. >> let me start with you, some people say the president clearly has the upper hand in these negotiations, is that true? >> not entirely. i think what kristen said is true that polling shows that most americans agree a pretty strong
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at the top of the next hour. president obama very busy today at the white house. he and the vice president will get the daily briefing this morning at 10:00. at 11:35 in the south court auditorium of the old executive office building next door to the white house the president will be meeting with middle class americans whose taxes would go up if congress fails to act to extend those middle class tax cuts. then this afternoon the president will be holding a cabinet meeting. the vice president, of course will be there as well. and at 4:45 this afternoon the president and the vice president attend a meeting with business leaders to discuss the actions we need to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit. all of those meetings, of course, aimed at building support for and putting congress on -- pressure on congress to act to pass the tax cuts for 98% of americans. jay carney with a briefing at 12:30 today. i'll be there and tell you about it tomorrow. back with victoria jones. only citi p
is meeting with president obama at the white house today, part of a ceo roundtable to help the president avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. if there is no deal we will all see tax hikes and government will cut spending beginning january. president obama has also called apple's ceo cook to get his input. >>> 5:17. first of a series of storms is arriving in the bay area now. >> not that we want to panic when the national weather service calls it a river of rain -- >> many terms, atmospheric river, pineapple express, we don't like those terms. it puts everybody in a panic we will get through this. live look right now from our sutro camera, wind warning along the coast. you can see heaviest cells offshore from the north coast, mendocino, sonoma, marin light rain around the bay continuing to develop. closer look from sea ranch, fort ross, highway 1, bodega bay, wet around windsor over the richmond san rafael bridge, lighter returns the blue here pinole wet weather into the east bay 680 looking at wet weather as well as milpitas and down around the south a from pescadero. wind advisory is going
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? >> they make the obama white house or susan rice look stronger but fighting the fight, three, four, five of them on a losing cause and won't hold up the nomination with four senators. >> it would appear that prior to yesterday that this was all a political passing storm that would get through this and speak behind closed doors and get through this or she would get through this but maureen dowd today in "the new york times" and in an interview with senator susan collins of maine, a moderate voice on the republican site of the aisle expresses some misgivings about ambassador rice, which is a real, i would think, danger sign for her -- >> listen, the president is going to get the secretary of state that he wants. if he wants susan rice, other republicans are going to do is waste a lot of time and effort and in the last -- in the last -- they know something that nobody else knows that susan rice was deliberately cooking the books but when she has the intel community sitting next to her saying this is what we'll let you say, i think she's pretty good shape. >> i think that's true and also mak
white house christmas tree. would you have video of mrs. obama receiving the tree last year. this year's tree will be a 19-foot tall frazier fur from north carolina. it will be on display in the blue room of the white house. >> that's pretty cool. they come by horse-drawn carriage. you strap it to the top of the car without falling off. >> yeah, and i have a fake one. i think i'd rather have the presidential one. >> get you some of that pine spray. get the smell in the house. >> thanks for joining us this morning. thanks for being here as well marla. >> it's fun. >>> good morning. >>> good morning. ready, set, shop. black friday bargain hunters flooding stores nationwide hoping to snag great deals. is at sign
christmas at the white house. first lady michelle obama was presented with the official white house christmas tree. >> it's a go. good. we can have christmas now. >> thank you so much. >> daughter sasha and malia gave the 19 footer from north carolina the onceover. michelle obama gives it thumbs up, says we'll take it. meanwhile, the oregon state university men's basketball team got the presidential treatment this thanksgiving. president obama seen here joking with the team. first lady invited the team and her brother, who is the coach to have dinner with the family. >>> just ahead, two women fired after a picture surfaces on facebook. one of them is flipping the bird during a trip to the tomb of the unknowns. is this fair? we're on the case. >>> plus, two people dead and a dozen in serious condition. did you see this? a tragic pileup involving 100 vehicles on a highway. we're now hearing what's to blame here. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why shoul
four-year low. president obama holding a second ceo summit today at the white house to get input from top business leaders on how the administration and congress can solve the crisis over the fiscal cliff. and fitch slashes argentina's rating by five notches on fears over a possible default. we'll speak to a bondholder who once represented the country's creditors. >>> first, let's check in on european markets. they are opening in the red, as you can see there. wow. a significant leg down on the ibex 35 there just since the last time we've checked in. now 1.3%, that index is shedding. the others holding up a little bit better, but still seeing losses. let's take a look at the bond space and see if a similar tone is con veiled. we are seeing yields continue to fall on a bit of a rally, including in the periphery where spain is yielding 4.5% in italy. earlier, we saw the euro/dollar weaker and still is by about .2 of a percent. also keeping an eye on that dollar/yen, which is dropping by half a percent today to 81-70. so below 82. for more, let's head over to deirdre wong morris. the sha
reportedly held a private meeting with senior obama administration white house officials. according to the "washington post" the groups were told not to worry about any entitlement reforms or big budget cuts. the so-called safety net programs according to them are not going to be touched and the progressive groups walked away feeling very happy. the report say the white house feels it does not need to compromise, period and is willing to let the big tax hike happen on everybody. the big tax hike is what everybody will face not just the rich or the middle class. they think they'll be in a better position to negotiate with the g.o.p. after that happens. chris stirewalt joins me, host of power play on >> i was a little frightened, i thought something i, really bad was happening instead of the standard badness. megyn: that is terrifying. [laughter] back down to business, the progressive groups, the union groups meet with white house officials and are very happy, which, you know, strikes fear down the spines of republicans out there i suppose. but can it really be that presi
similarities to other cases. >>> president obama is back at the white house this morning following his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. i want to show you video of the president returning. he said the trip was successful in showing that asia is important to u.s.. especially as a trading partner. and the white house says the president's visits to myanmar and cambodia demonstrate how it can influence other countries. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke is pushing congress and the obama administration to reach an agreement of tax increases and spending cuts in the so-called fiscal cliff. without a deal the fiscal cliff could trigger a recession next year and congress must act by january 1st in order to avoid that automatic tax increase and spending cuts. >>> time is 6:15. a new stumbling block for hillary clinton's chances to reach a middle east cease fire. a bus explosion in tel aviv. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom. alison. >> reporter: dave, we received a statement from the white house within the past hour calling the attack on innocent civilians outrageous
joined in. 97 members of the house sent the president a letter monday opposing rice. now president obama is not backing down. the white house has confirmed it's still considering promoting rice and last week the president said if mccain and graham want to go after someone, they should go after him. rice was not exactly a household name during obama's first term. but all this heat from the political players is drawing some media fire. "the new york times" maureen dowd has knocked rice as an unsavvy washington player. while the "times" editorial page came out with an endorsing of the ambassador announcing it's time to leave rice alone. jonathan capehart one of the interesting things about this debate there's a lot of talk about what susan rice has done, specifically about libya, and then there's sort of this vague idea that republicans can stop the president no matter what. take a look at something, we talked about 97 republicans in the house oppose rice. ten of them won't even make it to january when we probably have a vote in the second term. but when you look at the people who have a vo
president obama has rejected this kind of approach. i'm glad the white house is calling them on it saying what i will not do is have a process that is vague saying we are sort of going to raise revenuear close loopholes that have not been identified. he won this election on arithmetic. the white house said it has not seen a realistic proposal from republicans. he keeps saying the math doesn't work. you can't raise enough revenue. obama would be open to proposals so long as the tax rate remains on the table. carney, the president's carney said social security shouldn't be on the table. it is not currently a driver of the deficit. that's an economic fact. >> we've been open to revenue by closinging loopholes as long as it's tied to spending cuts. >> as long as it's mitt romney's plan. that's what we're for. >> stephanie: what? you're acting like, it's almost like a hostage crisis. like they don't have the gun and are issuing demands. like what? >> what are you talking about? >> stephanie: exactly. mike in philadelphia, you're on the "stephanie miller show." hi, mike. >> caller: hi, steph ho
the fiscal cliff. we have tracie potts with details from washington. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with small business leaders. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam $2,200 next year. >> middle class families should see an extension of the tax cuts. >> reporter: some republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we have been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it is tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax reform that broadens base. >> you don't raise rates. you cap the amounts of eitemize deductions. >> reporter: america is borrowing too much money trying to keep social security and medicare afloat. >> there will come a point in time where we can't borrow anymore money and interest rates will sky rocket. >> this congress is already one vote away from avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: and no word yet on when the next white house meeting will happen. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you. the governor of new
-duck session. president obama spoke to harry reid over the phone about the fiscal cliff over the weekend. the white house is making it clear today that the president won't sign a bill that extends tax cuts for those earning $250,000 a year in social security. it will not be part of the fiscal cliff. so we are going to talk about the compromise. we have a congress and to talk about this with us. >> and you for having me cheryl: or a little bill? >> we were waiting and hoping to compromise with its administration. but they they would just never come to the table. >> these democrats want to continue spending on social programs, republicans don't want tax cuts to be touched. you think we can have compromise from both sides on each of these issues? the rhetoric that we are hearing on a television screen is pretty negative. >> he did say that we want and the republicans will reach out to less. cheryl: after the last election, the november election, it was a referendum on many republicans. some of them walked away and said, okay, we did not get the senate back, we are moving forward. our republ
in the senate so much will be the problem for the obama administration, but republicans in the house of representatives, especially those from the tea party movement and others will be a serious problem. >> what was an important group of republicans during the debt ceiling debate while this election has changed the arithmet arithmet arithmetic, republicans in the house will be key to this negotiation. the two men that need to hammer out this deal, just like it was over the summer, is still president obama and spooeseaker boehner. >> i don't think there's any doubt the president will have his democratic base on board. the question is, will boehner have his republican base on board? will he be able to bring those in? >> those talks continue. >> we'll find out. >>> both congress and the white house certainly under increased intense pressure right now to make a deal. our new poll shows voters are getting rather impatient. let's bring in our chief political analyst, gloria borger, who's also working this. new poll numbers. who's going to get the most blame if there's no deal? >> let's sta
the turkey as a pet. i'm not sure how it will coexist with other animals in the house. moving on. president obama has a new pen pal, a 10-year-old girl. >> she sent this letter to the president thanking him for his position on same-sex marriage and asking him to say hi to his daughters for her. >> larry: actually second letter to the president. first one invited mr. obama to dinner. students were teasing go her about her two fathers and she was asking for advice. >> the president wrote back, he suggested to remind schools about the golden rule, treating others the way you hope to be treated. he apologized to be not being able to make a dinner but said hello. >> a game of patience. >> we're not talking sports, salami making, more people are curing their own meat. that is up next. >> in the newsroom, coming up at 5:00. thanksgiving miracle story coming out of ucsf. a young man you thers two words his mother has long to hear. >> fans are sounding off what they are >> larry: for thousands of years people have been preserving meat. in modern times we go to the grocery store and buy it. more peop
's larger government. obama would like that to happen. the republicans won the house of representatives campaigning on a commitment to the ryan plan which reduces spending, reforms entitlements, and reforms taxes down, not up. so, obama got himself re-elected less strongly than four years ago and the republican house got itself re-elected? >>eric: what happens if republicans do cave and do sign on to higher taxes, what will you do? >>guest: well, the question is what the american people do if they see the republicans and democrats agreeing to raise taxes to pay if oh bum's bigger government then the republicans would be co-owners of what will be, unfortunately, a very unpleasant four years as all of obamacare falls on top of the heads of the american people, all of the regulations they have been delaying until after the election me begin to kick in, this is a lot of unpleasantness all delayed deliberately until after the election that will not be pleasant between now and the next four years and i don't think anyone wants it sign up to pay for all of the higherding a. >>eric: the if youl
of mexico enrique peno is coming to visit president obama at the white house. he gets inaugurated and vice president biden is going down to be part of that. i think that's what we're going to be talking about tomorrow. >> the fact that president obama said one of his big priorities in the second term was immigration. so clearly the president of mexico is going to want to see what he's willing to deliver. >> right. exactly. this is something that the current president of mexico, calderon, has been pushing for a long time as well. >> thanks so much, jonathan capehart. that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." next up is my colleague tamron hall. >> the senate returns to work at the top of the hour as debate over the fiscal cliff kicks into shall we say high gear. are republicans ready to ditch their decades-old plunge not to hike taxes? we'll all talk with peter de-faiz owe who was just quoted as saying we're betting off going off the cliff. >>> plus, republicans say they're preparing to put an immigration reform bill forward, but is it adequate? we'll talk with nbc's latin
supported president obama. what about house leaders? do you sense other ceos are talking to house leaders? >> absolutely and i don't mean just senators. there's no question i believe the severity of our deficits and the future problems ahead of us are going to have to be addressed bay combination of revenue increase -- >> the question is larry, are they listening and are they prepared to make compromises that they were not prepared before? >> i think so. >> why do you think so? >> i think maybe it's the openness of the dialogue. in august of 2011 when we had this problem, you did not hear any ceo speak up. you did not hear a public discord about this. i actually believe the militancy of the ceos today is a very different phenomenon. maybe the timing is different. maybe the atmosphere is different. everybody is speaking out. one ceo may have a different opinion than another one. but the fact is an open dialogue, and an open dialogue is a democratic process. >> do you think the president should appoint a businessman or maybe even a republican person who supported romn
the intelligence community gave her were incorrect and that at no time did she or anyone in the obama administration intend to mislead the american people. the white house worked to reinforce that tuesday. >> ambassador rice has no responsibility for collecting, analyzing and providing intelligence. >> reporter: acting cia director michael morrell joined rice's capitol hill meeting to help her field questions. danielle nottingham cbs 5. >>> president obama is making a public case this week for his approach to avert the "fiscal cliff." he is meeting today and tomorrow with small business owners and middle class families and he will visit a small business in pennsylvania on friday. negotiations with republicans continue behind closed doors. a democratic senator says his side is willing to discuss reform of medicare and medicaid. >> the math just doesn't work anymore. not because the programs are bad but because thank goodness we're living longer. >> republicans are signalling they're open to compromise but so far, they still oppose the president's idea to raise taxes on the wealthy. ins
, folks. thanks for watching. the white house is keeping republicans in a box. president obama is hitting the road to push the extension of tax cuts for income, for folks under $250,000 a year. the president will kick off his tour in southeastern pennsylvania on friday. today he met with small business owners at the white house and tomorrow he plans to meet with a group of middle-class families. republicans will be countering with their own events. house majority whip is holding a meeting with small business owners next week. the small business owners in the meeting with the president today were on top of the game, top of the issues understood the solution to the deficit plan. >> what grows jobs in america are consumers spending money. and the average person needs that $2,000 in his pocket to drive the economy. saying that tax breaks for the rich drive consumers lower down to spend is like saying you could start your car by pouring gasoline on the hood. there's no proof, there's no factual data to support it. it's completely a sham to say that. >> and he's a business owner. we need more m
. >>> reporter: it's a short drive up pennsylvania avenue from the capital to the white house. but congressional republicans and president obama are getting farther apart in their efforts to keep the nation from veering off the so-called "fiscal cliff." a series of tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> seems like our friends on the other side are having some difficulty turning off the campaign. >> reporter: the white house says the campaign gives the president support from the american people. >> the election was conclusive in terms of which path a majority of americans want to take. >> reporter: president obama will try to build support when he meets with middle class americans here in washington today. he will ask them how the "fiscal cliff" could impact their lives. on tuesday, he invited small business owners into the oval as of to offer their ideas. >> they had one message for the president at the oval office, they need certainty. please get this deal done as soon as possible. >> reporter: but spend anytime on capitol hill and it's easy to see a deal isn't fo
. she's a fantastic american, great diplomat, but might be better working in the white house since president obama admires her so much as national security adviser. john kerry would pretty much breeze through. kerry is friends with mccain and could do bipartisanship. look, we have big problems in pakistan, afghanistan, iran. the whole middle east is a tender box. it's time to get somebody like john kerry above the fold instead of everything being about susan rice and benghazi. >> let's look at some of the positions that are open. is there a potential here for the president to reach across the aisle? he's talked about ushering in a new bipartisanship. are there some new republicans that would be good choices, good picks for any one of the open cabinet picks? >> absolutely. franklin roosevelt did this. he picked secretary frank knox, both republicans. bob gates was kept as secretary of defense. somebody like including hag echl hagel would go very far. everybody on capitol hill likes him. >> is there anybody that you think would make a real impact, a real different approach, even a ca
. and today first lady michelle obama and first dog bo unveiled the white house christmas decoration. it feels so much like christmas, it's snowing in the studio. but wouldn't really be able to say 'tis the season without the return of another holiday tradition. that's right. i'm talking about the right wing media's annual war on christmas outrage. you can hear their angelic voices already. >> what the heck is going on with christmas in rhode island? >> now, this is insane, of course. there's no reason to mess around with the word christmas? >> christmas doesn't need to be attacked. >> it was made a holiday to honor jesus christ. it's unbelievable to me that we try to cover that up. >> oh, yes. they are horrified that rhode island's governor almost didn't have a tree lighting ceremony. and can you believe they called official state tree a holiday tree? just like egg nog, mistletoe. >> i think it's part of the secular agenda to get christianity and judiasim out of the square. >> just this week, santa was thrown out of a cancer center. >> the war of christmas is back under way. >> we'll have chr
with that militant group. so it's using egypt as a go between. the white house says president obama spoke with the egyptian leader not once, but three times in the last 24 hours on the trip back from asia. now hillary clinton on what could be her last peace mission, one that could help define her legacy and shape the history of the middle east and beyond. it's very big news and we have team fox coverage. david lee miller in the south of israel for us. first jennifer griffin live at the state department. how long does secretary clinton say she plans to stay in the middle east? >> well, her aides say she will be home for thanksgiving. so that's not very long. she plans to leave tomorrow night. they also say this is not her last peace mission. she will still be making other attempts and other trips overseas as secretary of state. her meeting with prime minister benjamin netanyahu just ended, we're told, and from the body language earlier tonight when they spoke, it didn't look like they were on the verge of a deal. >> it is essential to deescalate the situation in gaza. the rocket attacks fr
changing candle. something in the air wick. >>> welcome back. time now 5:13. president obama is back at the white house this morning after his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. here is video the president returning to joint base andrews in maryland after midnight last night. the white house says the president trip was successful in showing that asia is strategically important to the u.s. especially as a trading partner. and the white house says the president's visits to myanmar and cambodia demonstrate how the u.s. example can influence other countries. >>> ben bernanke is pushing congress and the obama administration to work out an agreement on the deal to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts. bernanke says without a deal, the fiscal cliff could trigger a recession next year. congress has to act by january 1st in order to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton's efforts to help broke aerocease fire in the united states is fading -- breaker a cease fire in the united states is fading. >>> there are reports this hour that israelis are ste
of a deficit reduction deal. the white house already rejected boehner's idea. obama care will not be part of debt negotiations. boehner is up to something here, don't you think? something else, that is. if you watch john boehner closely over the last two weeks, you can see him laying the ground work for the latest ploy. he call eed obama care the law the land, but also tried to link it to obama care and the budget. >> you had said, next year, that you would repeal the health care vote. that's still your mission? >> well, i think the election changes that. it's pretty clear that the president was re-elected. obama care is the law of the land. i think there are parts of the health care law that are going to be very difficult to implement. and very expensive. and at a time where we're trying to find a way to create a toward a balanced budget, everything has to be on the table. >> but you won't be spending the time next year, trying to repeal obama care? >> there are certainly may be parts of it that we believe need to be changed. we may do that. no decisions at this point. >> boehner backed
as if their nature counts for nothing. but obama didn't heed their screed and the white house encouraged people to go to their facebook page and vote for their faff -- favorite fowl. let's go to robert miller at the white house. robert? >> not sure why the president never calls on him. he is clearly a democrat. jim, he about that peta? >> if obama wanted to get rid of the turkey he would get a job at msnbc. >> oh no. >> and i disagree with peta. i like turkey as much as the next person. but i don't think they are gentle birds. have you ever broken into a house where they had a pet turkey? you go for the silverware. >> and then you stood all over my question. >> i hate the e on the end of any word. one-man campaign against it. >> let me know how it goes. andrew you said in the green room obama shouldn't just pardon two turkeys, but every turkey in america, and then i thought this was weird. you added that thanksgiving and christmas should be canceled. >> absolutely. you know, i feel peta is intolerant. if you have a tradition in your family that you roast your birds alive and then kill them afterwards
doors, hidden from the people, hell, no, you can't! >> house speaker john boehner is flipping his lid over obama care again. he has no leverage, but now he wants the affordable care act on the table in fiscal cliff negotiations. congressman elijah cummings will respond. papa john's plays politics with pizza and the people fight back. >> no, no, no, no. >> we'll tell you about the pizza maker's face-saving move. and republicans never rest. ohio senator turner on the effort to block the vote in 2016. >>> and political comedian, baratunde thurston on how to talk to this guy at thanksgiving. ♪ i want my country back, country back, country back ♪ . >>> good evening, folks. thanks for watching. someone needs to sit down with the republicans and explain to them how negotiations work. when you have no leverage, you don't get to make outlandish statements and demands. house speaker john boehner recently called himself the most reasonable man in washington, but in an editorial for the cincinnati enquirer today, boehner took the very unreasonable position of including obama care in debt nego
with them and work out a deal. it's a short drive up pennsylvania avenue from the capital to the white house but congressional republicans and president obama are getting farther apart in their effort to keep the nation from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. a series of tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> seems like our friends on the other side is having difficulty turning off the campaign. >> reporter: the white house says the campaign gives the president support from the american people. >> the election was conclusive in terms of which path a majority of the american people want to take. >> reporter: president obama will try to build more support when he meets with middle class americans here in washington today. he'll ask them how the fiscal cliff could impact their lives. on tuesday he invited small business owners into the oval office to offer their ideas. >> they had one message for the president which is they need certainty. please get this deal done as soon as possible. >> reporter: but spending any time on capitol hill it's easy to see a deal
tweet me @wolfblitzer. >>> out front next today, president obama and speaker of the house john boehner both hint that a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is on the way. possibly in time for santa. i asked republican john cornyn whether he thinks that is a reality. >>> and governor romney sits down with the president since the election, actually since the debates. does this do either of them any good? rick santorum is out front. and julian assange is out front to answer critics and our questions tonight. let's go "out front." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett, outfront tonight, an early christmas miracle. or at least the glimmer of one today. barack obama bringing glad ti tidings of great joy to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> i will go anywhere and do anything it takes to get this done. it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> and john boehner, not to be outdone, put a little early present under the tree too. >> i'm optimistic that we can continue to work together to avert this crisis and sooner rather than later. >> these are pretty glum faces to deliver those present
that they're filling their christmas orders -- >>> we've been listening to president obama make comments at the white house today regardless the fiscal cliff in front of the middle class taxpayers as the white house has gathered them behind the president. he says he hopes to get a deal done on the cliff by christmas. perhaps most pointedly for all of you watching, he says the american people are watching what we do, we certainly know that wall street is watching. the markets have gone through a number of gyrations over the last 48 hours after comments yesterday from harry reid, the senate majority lead erbil, mitch mcconnell as well today. john boehner, the house speaker delivers his comments and now the president a couple hours before he meets with several of the nation's ceos on the economy and the fiscal cliff. let's go down to washington and get some reaction from our john harwood, who's been listening in. john, i think it's fair to say that the house speaker sounded a bit more conciliatory today, saying things like he's willing to put revenue on the table, yet again he's optimistic
becomes more important than ever. vigor us oversight of the health care law by the house can be expected and, in fact, is already under way. one of these things is not like the other. the courts and the presidential election process, they can actually stop obama care from happening. you get supreme court ruling against it, the president works to repeal it and that can matter. congressional oversight hearings? that is not an accepted avenue for repeal. it is actually a little pathetic. if you think john boehner has any chance of repealing the health care law through vigorous oversight from the house's oversight committees, what have they been doing for the past two years? why isn't it gone now? boehner is a realist. this is not wishful thinking on his part. it is lazy comforting and it is here, republicans, don't you worry, it is all part of the plan, we're on track, but there is no plan. the country is moving forward. it is moving forward regardless of the house republicans. on tuesday the department of health and human services issued new regulations that explained the health care law i
at the capital area food bank in washington, d.c. and earlier in the day, president obama's daughters helped in the traditional pardon for the official white house thanksgiving turkey. after the president's re-election, he joked that life is all about second chances, and this november, "i couldn't agree more." >>> in a new study out, sweden suggests that teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are four to seven times more likely that be others to break the law. the study published in the new england journal of medicine also found that the use of adhd medication into adulthood might also help curb crime. >>> markets left off on a high note before closing for today's holiday. the dow close at the 12,836 after gaining 48 points. the s&p was up three and the nasdaq added nine. >>> heading overseas now, the nikkei shot up 144 points, while the hang seng climbed 218. >>> hostess has made their last twinkies and loaves of wonder bread. the company whose products date back to the late 1800s has received permission to sell off its brands putting more than 18,000 workers in the unemployment l
too much power. president obama spent the holiday at the white house. he phoned 10 american service men and women in afghanistan to thank them for their sacrifice. at a u.s. base in kabul, troops feasted on 200 turkeys and the trimmings. about 66,000 americans are still deployed in afghanistan. most are expected home by the end of 2014. as we reported here last night, america's ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, has broken her silence about the controversial remarks she made back in september about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. sharyl attkisson in washington has more on that tonight. sharyl. >> reporter: ambassador rice defended her comment from more than nine weeks ago when she said the benghazi attacks did not appear preplanned. she said that reflected the best intelligence at the time. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give
obama along with her daughters welcoming the tree to the white house. >>> speaking of christmas trees, bay area cities are getting ready to ring in the christmas season. you can come on downtown to san jose. that's where i will be tonight opening the ice skating rink at 5:30 tonight. olympic gold medalist kris kristi yamaguchi will be there. then our own meteorologist christina loren will be at san francisco's square lighting the tree. this is the 48th annual tree lighting there. that gets under way at 5:30 tonight. looking forward to it. >> oh, yes, indeed. >> we have to bundle up? >>> it will be chilly out there in san jose and san francisco. temperatures feeling like the 50s because of the winds we're expecting to pick up. you can meet our own marla tellez out there tonight in san jose. christmas in the park. we meet back here on cyber monday. the christmas tree will be all lit up. we are looking forward to that. as we head through the day, clear conditions prevail. it is beautiful out there. winds are picking up a touch. but not too much. we're not talking about really gusty winds
that they used to get president obama reelected to get a fiscal deal done, the white house is focussed on the middle class, they call senators, and house machines and tell them, -- house numbers, telling them, uncertainty is killing me but they fail to mention that tax hike with fiscal cliff, president obamaments tax hikes on those making more than $2 theft thousand a year, that will affect their middle class that their job creat creators the nor be able to pay them. neil: the train has left that spending station. i should say that taxes will go up. leaving that aside. how do you make the argument that a deal by the end of the year, even if it is bad, is better than no deal, if ratings agents pounce on a crafty deal, let's say waded toward tax hikes not addressinggspending cuts, wouldn't credit agency seize on that and downgrade us just the same? >> absolutely. this is what we saw with debt ceiling last summer, we saw our credit rating go down. and if you want to talk about that, white house tapped tim geithner today, treasury secretary to head the fiscal talks, he is the one that said
president obama issuing a pardon at the white house today. find out all about it next. lauren: looks like holiday travelers will be hitting some blocks this year instead of flying high. david: jeff is here with a look at the travel trends. we have already seen delays and cancellations gratis was weather-related? >> you always say it is o'hare, and it is in fact a pair. we cancellations and delays remain. we have had them in the hundreds today in o'hare. but i will tell you that it has not been chaotic. i am in the concourse of american airlines. air travel is down. the thanksgiving holiday, down about 2%. the airlines have eliminated flights that were not performing well for them. there were empty seats on flights that has meant an improvement in the bottom line. airline stocks, maybe we should've optima year ago. companies like jetblue, delta, united, southwest, all up on the year between 20 and 40%. they have done a better job of managing their business. they pursue the market share at the expense of profit. now, they are operating efficiently. the only problem is we don't get as many g
of sees themselves in a historical context, compares themselves to a predecessor in the white house. who-- who do you think he is if you're going to compare him to someone earlier, obama, to some earlier president, and then who does he think he is? >> well, there's no question once they get in the white house, it's the only contest left. where do you fit in history? you walk around and you see all those pictures. do you want to be milliard fillmore, franklin pierce? no. you want to be lincoln. you want to be f.d.r. you want to be roosevelt. and i think he sees himself as a figure in history. and that's a good thing. it means he wants to be remembered in time for having done things that matter, for having changed america in a good way. you want a president in there to do that. you don't want him to float around to "hail to the chief "and go out after four years, right. the expression on your face says no. >> stephen: i want obama to go out after four years for any reason at all. >> are you really sad? >> stephen: well... ( laughter ) i don't know. i'm disappointed in, you know, them. th
and they shouldn't. this is obama's economy. this is obama's issue. if obama wants it pass that in the house, he has it find a group of republicans that will peel off from the rest of the republicans and good along with the democrats it pass this other stuff. but otherwise, i don't see any incentive in the president's part to not extend a large portion of the tax cuts if he can. i don't think he ever wants it see the whole thing go over the cliff. >> i mean, you have to remember that he does -- as you guys have both suggested, he does want to extend a large portion of the tax cuts. that's 98% of them. it's the top 2% of house holds, that not only he, but a majority of the lek electorate and and the polls, and a nonpartisan poll keeper says in the 2013 if the top two rates expire, we are talking about a tenth of a percent on gdp. isn't that worth the cost of getting on a bitter budget path, guys? work with me here. >> jared, come on, help me here. these people you are raising taxes on are job creators. this is the worst group you could raise tax rates on. honestly -- >> here is the thing that the
to you. what are you hearing from the white house on this cease-fire? >> happy thanksgiving, alex. the white house is encouraged by this cease-fire, as you point out. it is a diplomatic success for president obama, for secretary of state hillary clinton. but they are also viewing this cease-fire very cautiously. they know it is fragile so they're keeping that in mind as they continue to monitor the situation. president obama spent part of his day yesterday reaching out to leaders in the region, thanking them for making this cease-fire possible. called egyptian president mahmoud morsi, and benjamin netanyahu. president obama reiterated the united states believes israel has the right to defend itself. also said the united states would take this moment to work towards helping israel to further secure the region. but also talked about the importance of trying to achieve a broader security agreement in the region. and in speaking to egyptian president mahmoud morsi, president obama really thanked him for playing such a pivotal role. the white house saying that is one of the big things
, i think, between the white house and the israeli prime minister. president obama and netanyahu have not gotten along. that's been well documented. but the united states is now reaching out going to help israel in a new way. so that does strengthen bibi netanyahu's long-term position, as well. >> final question the other actor in the region we've been talking about all of them is egypt, of course. the u.s. has really fallen all over itself thanking egypt for its role in achieving a cease-fire here. but over the last 24 hours, something fascinating happened in egypt. the leader there mohamed morsi game himself immunity from any kind of legal challenge until there is a new constitution in that country. some people say that essentially lines him up to be a dictator. >> well he certainly gives him very worrying powers. authoritarian powers. he has not used them. there are lots of reasons he did that. egypt is under the gun to try to produce a new constitution. some of the judges that president mubarak put in toward the end may not be as neutral and objective. let's wait and see how morsi
in control of the senate and president obama reelected to a second term in the white house. on a federal level, people believed compromise is possible. not so, says the new york times, on the state level. what are your thoughts on this? we also posted the question on our facebook page. we have a couple comments -- you can post your comments as well on facebook if you want to participate that way, or send us an e-mail or a tweet. this is inside the new york times and they have a chart showing the outcomes of the 2012 elections -- that's how it breaks down. norma is a democrat in st. petersburg, florida. what is your state legislature like and what are your priorities? caller: i voted democratic. i believe that obama offered than did the republican party. the candidate was weak, self- serving. i found him to be untruthful on too many occasions. and the republican party seems unwillingrpe4d their ness to cooperate, their stance to make obama a one-term president was a real turn off from the beginning of his administration. host: did you vote democratic all the way down the ticket? caller: y
. obama controls the white house, we control the house, democrats controls the senate. but guess what? the american people don't expect a status quo in governance. gregg: there's a recent rasmussen poll and, juan, i want you to take a look as well, 57% agree that raising taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year is a good idea. can you put that up on the screen, if you would, the poll? 35% disagree, so almost 60% now think the president's probably on the right track. juan, i mean, given his re-election circumstances have changed, have they not, and the president has, therefore, a political advantage? >> i think he has some leverage, and he certainly can point to the election results, not only his re-election, but with, of course, adding democrats in the congress and in the house. and you look at the new incoming house republicans, i think a dozen of them have refused to sign norquist's pledge. and in addition to saxby chambliss, you have tom coburn and i think bob corker of tennessee and i don't know mccain of arizona -- and john mccain of arizona all making noises about it's ti
by the obama administration for brokering a ceasefire in gaza, and now the white house is silent on the more -- coupe. middle east expert professor hoover institute senior fellow "wall street journal" as columnist among our guests here tonight. we begin with the president's broad based strategy to conduct our right class warfare against the republican party on the issue of taxes and the fiscal cliff. the white house today released a report from the council of economic advisers. that report claims that if republican lawmakers don't accept the president's fiscal proposals they would be responsible for destroying christmas for the nation's retail sector. the national retail federation is forecasting that holiday sales will grow. if congress does not act on the president's plan to extend tax cuts for the middle-class and jobs in our economy at the most important time of the year for retail stores. as the president uses similar scare tactics to bully republicans into a deal press secretary jay carney today made clear where the president himself simply refuses to compromise. >> there are issues th
obama for standing by it's side during the fighting but did the white house handle the situation effectively? >> welcome. how are you? i want to read you a tweet. president obama's stueady suppot of the situation helped to solve the situation. >> donald trump. the fact that he has gone on record assaying that would indicate that it would be very, very hard for republicans to be critical of him. >> i don't see how or why he would be critical of a cease fire. it is probably too early to have a final conclusion of this. i would prefer to say i would be cautiously optimistic. you shouldn't get too everly excited of the tensions when you see the scene that i saw of the body being dragged through the streets of gaza. you get a sense of the elements that you are dealing with here flt as well as the people on the palestinian side. let's hope they can continue on that road. >> i think the egyptian role is sill can't indeed. the rise of the muslim broth brotherhood and how they would behave. to the extent that the president spoke to them three hours timese last several hours. he was workin
miss you guys! >> i will see you in the springtime! >> reporter: president obama sent his own greeting to u.s. forces from the white house. >> to all our service members. it is my honor to be your commander in chief. from our family to yours, happy thanksgiving, everybody! >> reporter: one soldier said it was like a usual day in a war zone except the food was much better. at the cafeteria, the lines were long. an arm of cooks served up trays of beef, 200 turkeys, mac and cheese and corn bread. for some, it was a day to think about home. >> i love you guys a lot. i wish i could be with you, but i'm there in spirit for sure! >> reporter: many people it's great to keep an american tradition alive half a world away. >>> he was pennyless when he came to america after escaping nazi germany. now, a wealthy man wants to give back. >> the man's story of survival and the legacy he wants to leave behind. >> please join me in welcoming mr. roth lewis. >> reporter: 88-year-old roth lewis is giving dominican university its largest gift in history. >> i was looking for a place to put the hard-earned
ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ fir to first lady michelle obama, and her daughters maa >>> the white house got its christmas tree today a horse- drawn carriage delivering the 19-foot frazier fur to first lady michelle obama and her daughters. this year's tree is from north carolina. it will go into the blue room of the white house. >>> well, the weather in the bay area this holiday weekend has been positively balmy. >> but in san rafael the kids are sledding and throwing snowballs while mom and dad are in it. shirts and sunglasses. don ford shows us this is part of a long-time holiday tradition and involves tons of snow. >> reporter: we're trying to get this open. steve is opening the latest snow slope in california. it's in downtown san rafael. 40 tons of snow delivered last night by glacier ice company's special snowmaking truck. now sculpted into a sled run hundreds of kids waiting for the noon opening and one lucky kid gets picked from the crowd. >> this is my kid. he gets to go first. >> reporter: maybe luck didn't have anything to do with it. but seconds later the crowd poured
you about this. 97 house republicans have signed a letter this week warning president obama not to make susan rice the next secretary of state, calling -- saying that she either willfully or incompetently misled the american public in the handling of the van ghazi matter. >> i would say that their understanding of the constitution and their role in conformations is illustrative of their overall general knowledge. i think this is a very difficult one for the president. he stood up for her in a press conference and said, might you have a problem is with me. he all but seemed to suggest that he would name her secretary of state. even if she is the best candidate, and there are many people would think she is not a, to take on that confirmation fight over the at the same time that you have all of these other things, from the fiscal clift to the middle east crisis, to take that on now is not the most responsible thing to do. >> is susan rice being scapegoats it? >> i did not take from the president's comments that he was necessarily going to nominate her. i did think he was saying
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